• Thousands of children and youths will be attending Jewish Agency camps throughout the former Soviet Union.

    Summertime in Ukraine

    Despite escalating violence throughout Ukraine, normal routine continues to remain a priority for Jewish Agency programming.
    By Jewish Agency on 07 Aug 2014 / 11 Av 5774
  • New immigrants and staff run to bomb shelter in Ashdod's immigrant absorption center, as 'Code Red' siren goes off during Operation Protective Edge.

    From Lugansk to Code Red in Ashdod

    "Once the war began, the Israeli consul in Lugansk helped us leave Ukraine. We had passports, and soon we received assistance from The Jewish Agency and the organization "Ezra." They
    By נתן רועי on 14 Jul 2014 / 16 Tamuz 5774
  • Romania: Eli Yitzhaki, Aliyah Legend

    Standing in the doorway of the new Holocaust museum, built in the cellar of the house of Nobel Prize laureate Elie Wiesel, in Sighet, Romania – Eli Yitzhaki sighs. For him, it’s not simply a doorway
    By נתן רועי on 26 Jun 2014 / 28 Sivan 5774
  • Last March, these Russian-speaking members of Federation’s Community Leadership Institute celebrated a group b’nai mitzvah.

    L.A.’s Russians recapture their Jewish soul

    Saving Soviet Jewry didn’t teach them about their heritage. They’re recapturing it now. Ryan Torok of the LA Jewish Journal reports:
    By on 17 Jun 2014 / 19 Sivan 5774
  • The Urina family from Donetsk is pictured at their hotel in Dnepropetrovsk ahead of their Jewish Agency-facilitated arrival in Israel earlier today.

    In Fast-Paced Operation, Jewish Agency Rescues Group of Immigrants from Donetsk

    Chairman Sharansky: "Jewish Agency representatives in Ukraine continue to be active in all areas and are prepared for any eventuality, as shown by this latest event in my own city of birth,
    By on 27 May 2014 / 27 Iyar 5774
  • 1,500 Jewish Children to Attend Jewish Agency Summer Camps Across Ukraine

    Some 1,500 Jewish children, students, and young adults are set to attend Jewish Agency summer camps next month in Ukraine. The camps will be located in Kiev, Odessa, Kharkov, and Dnepropetrovsk.
    By on 22 May 2014 / 22 Iyar 5774
  • Meet the Bronnikov family: Aleksandr, Anna, and little David are applying for Aliyah to Israel through The Jewish Agency for Israel’s “First Homeland in Israel”.

    Live from Ukraine: The Jewish Agency for Israel, Day 3

    My conversations with the Jews of Odessa are not encouraging: a cemetery desecrated, a Holocaust memorial in Nikolayev (a small town not far from Odessa) also desecrated; Molotov cocktails thrown at
    By on 14 May 2014 / 14 Iyar 5774
  • Live from Ukraine: View from the Edge, Day 2

    UKRAINE - May 12, 2014. "In the evening, we meet Jewish youth and businessmen of Donetsk. There is a sense of powerlessness, that “we all are pawns in a game of oligarchs and politicians.”
    By on 13 May 2014 / 13 Iyar 5774
  • In Kiev, hope is mixed with despair, optimism with anxiety.

    Live from Ukraine: View from the Edge

    The Jewish Agency's Roman Polonsky reports from Ukraine:
    By on 12 May 2014 / 12 Iyar 5774
  • Violence in Ukraine Escalates: Update from The Jewish Agency in Ukraine

    "Our general feeling is that the winds of war are blowing,” Jewish Agency emissaries write from Ukraine. “We believe that we are living through a historic process today, which will probably
    By on 30 Apr 2014 / 30 Nisan 5774